Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Land
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Muramatsu, Takatsugu (1978-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Takatsugu Muramatsu was born in 1978 in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. He graduated from the Composition Course of the Kunitachi College of Music.
Since debuting while still in high school with his original piano solo album "The Window", he has released original albums including "Tokyo", "Spiritual of The Mind", "Piano Sings" and "Lovely Notes of Life", which consist mainly of his piano music.
His talent as a composer of music for movies and dramas has received attention since his early years; he composed the music for the movie "Inugami" in 2001 during his senior year of college and for the movie "The Choice of Hercules" in 2002. In 2004, he became the youngest director of the music for NHK`s serial TV drama "Tenka".
Afterward, he composed music for many movies and TV dramas, including the movie "Jiyu renai", the NHK Saturday drama series "Hyouheki"; the movies "Yunagi no machi, sakura no kuni (Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms) ?? "," Orinon za karano shoutaijou "and" M ry no Hako "; the NHK Saturday drama series" Kansahoujin "; the movies" Climber`s High "," Ohoku "and" Antoki no inochi "; the NHK serial TV drama" DanDan ", and the movie" Nobody to Watch over Me ".
Aside from movies and dramas, he arranged the music for the Shiki Theatre Company`s "Song & Dance" and for the Japan performance of the Broadway Musical "Cabaret". He also composed the music for the fireworks show "Hanabi in Huis Ten Bosh" at Huis Ten Bosh, a theme park in Nagasaki, and directed the music for the Industrial Museum "E ~ RA" of the Shizuoka International Garden and Horticulture Exhibition.
The song "Far away", which he composed and which was sung by the British boy choir vocal group Libera, has become a large hit as the theme song of the NHK drama series "Hyouheki", and its simultaneous worldwide release has become a hot topic.
Aside from Libera, he has composed music for famous artists in a broad range of genres centering on classical music, including Chisako Takashima (violin), Naori Uchida (harp), Mika Agematsu (arpa), Ayako Takagi (flute) and Momoko Kamiya ( marimba), and he is actively working as a producer as well.
In addition, he has performed together with, played piano or arranged music for artists including Shinichi Mori, Rimi Natsukawa, Celtic Woman, Russel Watson, Hayley Westenra and Katherine Jenkins.
Throughout Japan, he also performs as a pianist in concerts, playing music mainly consisting of his original songs and impromptu performances.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5.0
Written for / Commissioned by : Momoko Kamiya
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Beurskens Music Publishing on January 2, 1984 in Maasbree (Limburg) founded by Annemie and Hans Beurskens Beurskens. Beurskens Music Publishing is a music publisher in the field of Drum and Showband and percussion in particular. Since 2005 we have specialized in classical percussion. So we have many contacts with universities and conservatories around the world. Also we will visit many competitions, festivals and fairs with our position at home and abroad. Beurskens Music Publishing offers two catalogs, one for percussion and a brass band music.

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Year Composed / Copyright Date :Unknown
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

This beautiful and elegant piece incorporates a very rubato tempo, allowing the performer to be very expressive within the framework laid out by Muramatsu. The main theme is presented over a gently pulsating accompaniment after a brief free section to begin the piece. The middle of the piece incorporates this theme into triplets that creates a sort of "rolling" effect. The piece closes with the original theme material in a new key with some additional variations.

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Posted By : Joshua7Dunn    Date Posted: 23 October 2012 02:56:43 AM
Beautiful melodic piece that has a consonant sound. Warm sound that pulls at the listeners emotions. Uses a variety of permutations. A completely tonal work. Great for an intermediate marimbist.
Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 12 February 2009 07:07:00 AM
Lyrical melody, challenging and independence required. Interlocking permutations covering the entire range of the instrument.
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